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Holiday synonyms
hŏl'ĭ-dā'
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An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment.
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  1. An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment.
  2. A festival; entertainment; esp., a gala entertainment held outdoors
  3. A festival or feast.
Attributive form of feast day
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  1. Attributive form of feast day
  2. Feast
A celebration or party.
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  1. A celebration or party.
  2. Any gala celebration; holiday
  3. A festival or religious holiday, especially a saint's day celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries.
A day in a liturgical calendar that is observed in honour of a saint; not necessarily a holiday.
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  1. A day in a liturgical calendar that is observed in honour of a saint; not necessarily a holiday.
A holiday set by statute, during which government and, usually, business affairs are suspended, schools and courts are closed, etc.
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  1. A holiday set by statute, during which government and, usually, business affairs are suspended, schools and courts are closed, etc.
  2. A holiday authorized by law and characterized by a limit or ban on work or official business.
(R.C.Ch.) Any of certain religious feast days on which Roman Catholics are required, as on Sundays, to attend Mass and refrain from unnecessary physical work
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) Any of certain religious feast days on which Roman Catholics are required, as on Sundays, to attend Mass and refrain from unnecessary physical work
  2. A day dedicated to religious observances or to a religious festival
Merrymaking; festivity
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  1. Merrymaking; festivity
  2. An occasion for feasting or celebration, especially a day or time of religious significance that recurs at regular intervals.
  3. An often regularly recurring program of cultural performances, exhibitions, or competitions:
A 100th anniversary or a celebration of it.
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  1. A 100th anniversary or a celebration of it.
A 200th anniversary or its celebration.
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  1. A 200th anniversary or its celebration.
A 300th anniversary or its celebration.
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  1. A 300th anniversary or its celebration.
  2. The 300th anniversary of an event
A time or place of excess, vitality, chaos, etc.
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  1. A time or place of excess, vitality, chaos, etc.
  2. The period of merrymaking and feasting celebrated just before Lent.
  3. A festival or revel:
(Jewish History) A year-long celebration held every fifty years in which all bondmen were freed, mortgaged lands were restored to the original owners, and land was left fallow: Lev. 25:8-17
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  1. (Jewish History) A year-long celebration held every fifty years in which all bondmen were freed, mortgaged lands were restored to the original owners, and land was left fallow: Lev. 25:8-17
  2. The celebration of such an anniversary.
  3. (Bible) In the Hebrew Scriptures, a year of rest to be observed by the Israelites every 50th year, during which slaves were to be set free, alienated property restored to the former owners, and the lands left untilled.
A religious holy day, etc. observed by fasting
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  1. A religious holy day, etc. observed by fasting
The period from Friday night or Saturday to Monday morning; end of the week
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  1. The period from Friday night or Saturday to Monday morning; end of the week
  2. The last part of the week, typically from Friday evening through Sunday evening, but sometimes including other adjacent days, especially when seen as a time of leisure or recreation:
A period of time allowed away from one's normal duties or situation, as an employee away from work, a convict away from incarceration, etc.
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  1. A period of time allowed away from one's normal duties or situation, as an employee away from work, a convict away from incarceration, etc.
An act of departing; a farewell:
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  1. An act of departing; a farewell:
  2. Permission to do something.
  3. Permission to be absent from duty or work, esp. such permission given to personnel in the armed services
A day of vacation; a day when one does not attend work, school etc
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  1. A day of vacation; a day when one does not attend work, school etc
The papers or documents authorizing a leave:
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  1. The papers or documents authorizing a leave:
  2. A temporary leave of absence granted to a prisoner under special circumstances, such as the need to attend the funeral of a family member, or for a special purpose, such as participation in a work program.
  3. A leave of absence; esp., a leave granted to military enlisted personnel for a specified period
An act of departing; a farewell:
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  1. An act of departing; a farewell:
  2. Permission to do something.
  3. Permission to be absent from duty or work, esp. such permission given to personnel in the armed services
(Rare) The act of making vacant
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  1. (Rare) The act of making vacant
  2. Freedom from any activity; rest; respite; intermission
  3. A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee.
Find another word for holiday. In this page you can discover 26 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for holiday, like: fete, vacation, feast-day, fiesta, saint-s-day, legal holiday, holy day, festival, centennial, bicentennial and tercentenary.